How to draw the Internet: Better interactives through paper prototyping

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Noah Veltman of WNYC - New York Public Radio; Sisi Wei of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:10pm
  • Location: International 10
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Writing code is hard. Drawing is easy. In this session, we'll teach you how to use paper prototypes to design an effective interactive. Refining ideas on paper gets you important feedback at the start of a project, before you've painted yourself into a corner with a wrong approach. We'll practice thinking like a computer without using one -- with better, more meaningful results to show for it.

Speaker Bios

  • Noah Veltman (@veltman) is a developer and reporter for the WNYC Data News Team, where he builds interactive graphics, maps, and data-driven news apps. He was previously a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at BBC News in London. Some of his other projects can be found here: http://noahveltman.com/sandbox/

  • Sisi Wei is news applications developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Previously, she was a Graphics Editor at the Washington Post. She is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact workshop focused on teaching journalists how to code. Sisi graduated from Northwestern University with majors in journalism, philosophy and legal studies. @sisiwei

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